Economic Gateway http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov City of Elk River Economic Development News RSS Feed Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:40:21 -0700 en-us Minnesota 2nd best state, per U.S. News & World Report http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16902 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota ranked in the top 10 among four categories. Iowa is No. 1 overall. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Minnesota is the second best state in the country according to the 2018 Best States study f... Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport named Best Airport in North America for second consecutive year http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16901 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 26 Apr 3200 15:24:55 -0800 A survey of travelers again put MSP at the top.  For the second consecutive year, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was ranked the best airport of its size in North America on Tuesday... Target shows off new tech it's developing http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16900 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 26 Apr 6800 15:24:46 -0800 Target CEO Brian Cornell told a room full of Wall Street analysts that the company is testing retail applications for "just about every buzzword you can imagine." He listed a few -- ... 'Barriers to Entry' program helps turn jobs into careers http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16895 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It was designed to recruit and train nontraditional tech workers from the ranks of the underemployed, veterans and stay-at-home moms. Deynn “Dee” Hampton, an IT contractor on assignment... Will Minnesota‚Äôs worker shortage be eased by apprenticeships? http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16893 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With Minnesota facing a projected shortage of 400,000 workers by 2024, state officials, industry advocates and employers attending the state’s first Apprenticeship Summit touted the be... Twin Cities charities divert tons of waste from Super Bowl http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16892 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Twin Cities nonprofits have kept the Super Bowl leftovers from landfills.  What could have become a giant dump of Super Bowl leftovers from U.S. Bank Stadium, the Convention Center and Nicolle... Minnesota speeds up planning for self-driving cars http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16890 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Self-driving cars will eventually hit the pavement in Minnesota, and state officials want our roads and laws to be ready. Gov. Mark Dayton formed a group to delve into the tricky policy and in... Target Center, U.S. Bank Stadium Up For Sports Facility Of The Year http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16889 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is home to six major professional sports teams. And two of our stadiums are considered among the best in the country. The Sports Business Journal Awards... Your Friendly Network http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16888 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 26 Apr 2800 15:24:00 -0800 Why tell your friends about your hunt for a new job? One, your friends will go the extra mile to lend a helping hand. Two, when your friends know what type of work you’re looking for, they ca... Job Polarization http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16887 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 26 Apr 6400 15:23:51 -0800 Minnesota has experienced significant job growth since the end of the recession, but the growth has been uneven when it comes to the wage levels of those jobs.  DEED analyst Dave Senf conducte... Wage Outliers http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16886 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 26 Apr 0000 15:23:43 -0800 Men are disproportionately at the top of the wage scale in most industries. But there are a handful of industries where women are the wage outliers. Those industries tend to have lower wages overall, ... State Gains 2,500 Jobs in January http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16884 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Unemployment rate steady at 3.3 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 2,500 jobs in January, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of... State Exports at $21 Billion in 2017 http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16883 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sales jump 8 percent from previous year ST. PAUL – Minnesota businesses exported $21 billion worth of agricultural, mining and manufactured products in 2017, an 8 percent jump from the p... Editorial: Eyes on affordable housing for working families http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16633 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 New mayors in both of the Twin Cities have made clear that affordable housing ranks high among priorities for their administrations. But what’s a mayor to do about a problem as big and comple... Home Buyers Reveal: 'What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home' http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16632 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Love. Terror. Giddiness. Teeth-gnashing desperation. Buying your first home involves all these emotions, and more. And like so many other milestones in life, you won’t fully understand it u... Share your housing story http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16631 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Homes for All MN is a coalition of housing and homelessness organizations working to secure more money for affordable housing and homelessness services in Minnesota. To gain the support and understand... Could your company benefit from a talented STEM intern? http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16853 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Receive a 50 percent cash match on your intern's wages – up to $2500 through SciTechsperience SciTechsperience is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small fo... Elk River Council approves Miske Meadows rezoning, plat http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16629 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Residents worry about worsening traffic on deadly Twin Lakes Road A Miske Meadows development is about to get a lot bigger. The Elk River City Council approved several measures during its regula... Transportation Center of Excellence speeding up its efforts http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16630 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Fourth annual Career Exploration Fair to feature all sorts of industries wanting to lay claim to future workforce A new trailer aimed at attracting tomorrow’s transportation-related workforce... Mainstreams: Shoe mender forges a new path http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16628 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 26 Apr 3200 15:22:39 -0800 After 40 years repairing shoes, local owner beefs up retail operation by Joni Astrup Associate Editor When Bob Brust started in the shoe repair business in 1978, some people told him it was a... Minnesota solar energy employment up almost 50 percent in 2017 http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16627 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota bucked the national trend in solar energy employment in 2017, posting the second highest job growth by state. Nationwide, U.S. solar energy industry employment fell by 4 percent or 9,800 ... State report: Minnesota needs immigrants to fill jobs and maintain economic growth http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16626 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Goodwill and compassion aside, Minnesota needs more immigrants to fill job vacancies, sustain economic growth and expand the labor market, which has been shrinking over the years as baby boomers conti... Minnesota ranked as having best average credit rating in nation http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16625 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesotans' noted Midwestern work ethic apparently extends to personal finance. The consumer and business credit rating agency Experian said in its State of Credit report for 2017 th... Sportech: Investing in Employees and the Community http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16371 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The United States is experiencing a “skills gap”—or shortage of skilled workers for specialized jobs. It’s a growing problem nationwide, particularly in rural areas. Some co... Innovative Career Services Available at Minnesota WorkForce Centers http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=16624 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota WorkForce Centers continue to improve services for career seekers across the state. While the WorkForce Centers are known for workshops on job search, the MinnesotaWorks.net job bo...